The dreary weather did not stop the Easter Bunny, NOSA members, and members from Delta Gamma Center from taking part in the annual Easter egg hunt on Sunday, March 18, 2018. This year, about a dozen children attended, all of whom have visual impairments. The special eggs that are hidden beep and light up, allowing these children to find them. Caroline Mendus (’20), president of NOSA, explains why this event is important. “This event is so rewarding because the children are able to participate in an Easter egg hunt that they would otherwise struggle with. The beeping eggs allow the kids to use their other senses to find the eggs. Despite their impairments, the children eagerly participated in all the activities we had at the hunt and loved interacting with our Easter Bunny,” commented Mendus.
In addition to the hunt, NOSA members also provided crafts, face painting, and sidewalk chalk. Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments helps to spread the word about the event and encourages the families to attend. NOSA has been putting on this event for many years and feels it is a rewarding event. “It started so long ago that Dr. Stark (’12) was the first to wear the Easter Bunny costume when he was a student,” Mendus said.
The event is free for the children and is meaningful for all involved!